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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Norwegian Christmas - Sunday Stamps

Like most people I have so many Christmas stamps that it is difficult to choose those to show. I decided to post this sheet from Norway commemorating 75 years of Christmas stamps.
Norway's First Christmas Stamps 75 Years (1980)
Nasjonalforeningens og Sanitetsforeningens julemerke 1980 translates as The National Association and Gray Ladies Society Christmas stamps 1980.

I understand The Gray Ladies are the Red Cross volunteer workers who provide non-professional care and services for the sick and convalescent in hospitals.

To see what others have chosen for the holiday theme don't forget to visit Viridian's sunday stamps 49

Just in case I don't get the chance to join in next week, I wish all who participate in Sunday Stamps a very Happy Christmas. My special thanks to Viridian for the work she does each week in keeping us on our toes.

12 comments:

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

These make a really beautiful set of stamps. They are colourful and have lovely designs. I haven't been too fond of the British offerings recently.

Mattias Kroon said...

Very nice stamps from Norway, they are reflecting traditional values and scandinavian culture in a proper way.Happy Christmas!

Ana said...

Norway strikes again! And what an amazing collection! Im jealous!!

Merry Christmas Bob!

Joy said...

They are all so nice I couldn't pick a favourite. Great idea to put all the stamps together, like a trip through time.

Postcardy said...

I love seeing all the designs together. We would call those "Christmas seals" here.

Little Nell said...

Gorgeous. Bold and bright!

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Lovely colours, great stamps.

viridian said...

Thank you Bob for your kind words.
I like the walking snowman stamp,and the church with northern lights next to it.

Marc Latham said...

Nice, think I like the northern lights one best. Cheers, and Merry Christmas!

Marcie said...

What a wonderful collection of stamps! Happy Christmas to you too!

VioletSky said...

This is an interesting selection. I rather like they show Christmas stamps that aren't so serious.

Happy Christmas to you.

Sally Lee by the Sea Nautical Cottage said...

The artwork is superb, Bob. They are all so lovely that I'm not sure if I could choose a favorite.

Merry Christmas to you & yours ;O)

Hugs,
Marie